Miranda Joseph

Professor and Chair Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
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Dissertation Title
Performing Community: An Analysis of Discourses of Community in the Late Twentieth-Century United States
Miranda Joseph
Miranda Joseph is the author of Debt to Society: Accounting for Life Under Capitalism (University of Minnesota Press, 2014), which explores modes of accounting as they are used to create, sustain, or transform social relations, and Against the Romance of Community (University of Minnesota Press, 2002), which examines the supplementary relation of community with capitalism in the context of political debates over LGBT art and culture and the discourses and practices of NGOs. Her recent works contribute to critical university studies and feminist studies of finance. She teaches feminist, Marxist, poststructuralist and queer theory, cultural studies methods, and LGBT Studies. Currently, Chair of the Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota, she previously held numerous administrative and faculty leadership roles at the University of Arizona, where she was on the faculty from 1995-2017. Those roles included chairing the Strategic and Budget Advisory Committee, directing Graduate Studies in the Gender & Women’s Studies Department (a department which she has also chaired), and building and leading the Institute for LGBT Studies. She has been a Winton Chair in the Liberal Arts at University of Minnesota; Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Queen Mary University of London; Bunting Fellow at Radcliffe; and Rockefeller Fellow at the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, CUNY. She received her PhD in Modern Thought and Literature at Stanford University in 1995.